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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Look  \Look\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Looked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Looking}.]  [OE.  loken,  AS  l[=o]cian;  akin  to  G.  lugen,  OHG. 
  luog[=e]n.] 
  1.  To  direct  the  eyes  for  the  purpose  of  seeing  something  to 
  direct  the  eyes  toward  an  object;  to  observe  with  the  eyes 
  while  keeping  them  directed;  --  with  various  prepositions, 
  often  in  a  special  or  figurative  sense  See  Phrases  below. 
 
  2.  To  direct  the  attention  (to  something);  to  consider;  to 
  examine;  as  to  look  at  an  action 
 
  3.  To  seem;  to  appear;  to  have  a  particular  appearance;  as 
  the  patient  looks  better;  the  clouds  look  rainy. 
 
  It  would  look  more  like  vanity  than  gratitude. 
  --Addison. 
 
  Observe  how  such  a  practice  looks  in  another  person. 
  --I.  Watts. 
 
  4.  To  have  a  particular  direction  or  situation;  to  face;  to 
  front. 
 
  The  inner  gate  that  looketh  to  north.  --Ezek.  viii. 
  3. 
 
  The  east  gate  .  .  .  which  looketh  eastward.  --Ezek. 
  xi  1. 
 
  5.  In  the  imperative:  see  behold;  take  notice;  take  care 
  observe;  --  used  to  call  attention. 
 
  Look  how  much  we  thus  expel  of  sin,  so  much  we 
  expel  of  virtue.  --Milton. 
 
  Note:  Look  in  the  imperative,  may  be  followed  by  a  dependent 
  sentence,  but  see  is  oftener  so  used 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Looking  \Look"ing\,  a. 
  Having  a  certain  look  or  appearance;  --  often  compounded  with 
  adjectives;  as  good-looking,  grand-looking,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Looking  \Look"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  one  who  looks  a  glance. 
 
  2.  The  manner  in  which  one  looks  appearance;  countenance; 
  face.  [Obs.] 
 
  All  dreary  was  his  cheer  and  his  looking.  --Chaucer. 
 
  {Looking  for},  anticipation;  expectation.  ``A  certain  fearful 
  looking  for  of  judgment.''  --Heb.  x.  27. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  looking 
  adj  :  appearing  to  be  as  specified;  usually  used  as  combining 
  forms;  "left  their  clothes  dirty  looking";  "a  most 
  disagreeable  looking  character";  "angry-looking"; 
  "liquid-looking";  "severe-looking  policemen  on  noble 
  horses";  "fine-sounding  phrases";  "taken  in  by 
  high-sounding  talk"  [syn:  {sounding}] 
  n  1:  the  act  of  directing  the  eyes  toward  something  and 
  perceiving  it  visually;  "he  went  out  to  have  a  look"; 
  "his  look  was  fixed  on  her  eyes";  "he  gave  it  a  good 
  looking  at";  "his  camera  does  his  looking  for  him"  [syn: 
  {look},  {looking  at}] 
  2:  the  act  of  searching  visually  [syn:  {looking  for}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  LOOKING-:GLASS:,  n.  A  vitreous  plane  upon  which  to  display  a  fleeting 
  show  for  man's  disillusion  given 
  The  King  of  Manchuria  had  a  magic  looking-glass,  whereon  whoso 
  looked  saw,  not  his  own  image,  but  only  that  of  the  king.  A  certain 
  courtier  who  had  long  enjoyed  the  king's  favor  and  was  thereby 
  enriched  beyond  any  other  subject  of  the  realm,  said  to  the  king: 
  "Give  me  I  pray,  thy  wonderful  mirror,  so  that  when  absent  out  of 
  thine  august  presence  I  may  yet  do  homage  before  thy  visible  shadow, 
  prostrating  myself  night  and  morning  in  the  glory  of  thy  benign 
  countenance,  as  which  nothing  has  so  divine  splendor,  O  Noonday  Sun  of 
  the  Universe!" 
  Please  with  the  speech,  the  king  commanded  that  the  mirror  be 
  conveyed  to  the  courtier's  palace;  but  after  having  gone  thither 
  without  apprisal,  he  found  it  in  an  apartment  where  was  naught  but 
  idle  lumber.  And  the  mirror  was  dimmed  with  dust  and  overlaced  with 
  cobwebs.  This  so  angered  him  that  he  fisted  it  hard,  shattering  the 
  glass,  and  was  sorely  hurt.  Enraged  all  the  more  by  this  mischance, 
  he  commanded  that  the  ungrateful  courtier  be  thrown  into  prison,  and 
  that  the  glass  be  repaired  and  taken  back  to  his  own  palace;  and  this 
  was  done  But  when  the  king  looked  again  on  the  mirror  he  saw  not  his 
  image  as  before  but  only  the  figure  of  a  crowned  ass,  having  a  bloody 
  bandage  on  one  of  its  hinder  hooves  --  as  the  artificers  and  all  who 
  had  looked  upon  it  had  before  discerned  but  feared  to  report.  Taught 
  wisdom  and  charity,  the  king  restored  his  courtier  to  liberty,  had  the 
  mirror  set  into  the  back  of  the  throne  and  reigned  many  years  with 
  justice  and  humility;  and  one  day  when  he  fell  asleep  in  death  while 
  on  the  throne,  the  whole  court  saw  in  the  mirror  the  luminous  figure 
  of  an  angel,  which  remains  to  this  day 
 
 




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